Mojang already working on Minecraft for Windows Phone
posted by Michael H. / Oct 10, 2014, 2:15 PM
According to Tommaso Checchi, a developer at Mojang, the Mojang team had begun porting Minecraft to Windows Phone before the Microsoft acquisition was announced, though work has not progressed too far. He tweeted on the matter, saying, "The port is in the first stages though. It's kind of slow now and needs optimization, so in full Mojang style the release date is "soon"™. And nobody forced/threatened us if you're wondering!" Even better, Minecraft is expected to be optimized to run on lower-spec Windows Phone devices whenever it is released, which means the entire WP ecosystem will be able to handle the game.
When it was announced that Microsoft would be buying Mojang, its creator Markus Persson announced that he would be leaving Mojang behind to focus on his real passion, which is making games. He said that he had no interest in managing a behemoth product like Minecraft. Persson had also been critical of Windows platforms in the past, making it more of a surprise that he decided to sell to Microsoft and that work had begun on the Windows Phone port of Minecraft before Persson officially left.
No word on when we'll see Minecraft on Windows Phone, but it is definitely in the works. We'll let you know when there's more info on the topic.
Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013
what a surprise.. no? okay.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 2:22 PM 0
Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014
SO UNEXPECTED! Like, who bought Mojang? that's right, it was Toyota. Good for WP users, this game is
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 2:23 PM 0
Is minecraft still a thing?
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 3:01 PM 0
Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 11, 2013
Sad that Microsoft had to buy a company to get it to make the game for their platform lmao
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 3:13 PM 1
Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012
If only they stopped wasting their time on this and focused on the upcoming update for the xbox edition.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 10:18 PM 0
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
There is such thing as to many hands in one pot. I am sure the exact same people who work on the pc edition do not work on the xbox edition. Cross work yes, but not 100%. So for a team to be working on this, it takes nothing away from other divisions, and if anything could potentially help with optimization with lower ram usage.
posted on Oct 11, 2014, 8:50 AM 1
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